Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Artist, a Dancer and a Giveaway

Before I introduce you to one of the most FABULOUS, SWEETEST, GORGEOUS ladies I have met through blogging, I have to share with you an aspiring, up and coming artist. 
Are you ready for this masterpiece?

Amazing, right? 
When I asked the "artist" if this was an alien, she quickly replied, 
"No, Momma, I drew a picture of you." 
Ohhhhhh, how did I not see that? It looks just like alien turd. 
There's a smile for your day. You're welcome.

Okay, now onto one of my lady loves.
To put it simply, she rocks. 
She is a mom, loves fashion, has a passion for dance, a smile that will warm your heart 
and has a GIVEAWAY just for you!

Get to know her. You will love her too!

Hi everyone!!  I'm Ashley from Dancing with Ashley.
And here are 5 things that you just might not know about me.

1.  I've always wanted to be a Rockette.  Sadly, I'm a shrimp and not tall enough for the gig.  Instead, I trained in classical ballet and still teach it today.  You can read more about that here.

2.  I'm obsessed with Sarah Jessica Parker.  Like, really.  If I ever saw her in real life I would scream, run in the opposite direction, and start convulsing.  The obsession is that serious.

3.  I get sad at least once a week that Harry Potter is over.  It's sad, right?  I had to get Charlie, my 2 year old, involved before the big premiere last year....I HAD to!! 

4.  My summer style has consisted of polka dots, polka dots, and MORE polka dots...I can't get enough.  Proof here, here, and here

5.  My favorite accessories are earrings!!!  My current faves are the ones I'm wearing in the picture above.  (You can find them here)

I hope you love earrings just as much as I do, because I'm giving one lucky reader this fabulous pair from Cousin Couture!!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Courtney said...

You give your sweet daughter a hug for me, that is a work of art! You make me laugh!:)

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love Ashley and this giveaway! Gorgeous earrings :)


Amy Shaughnessy said...

I didn't know you wanted to be a Rockette! And I am sad that Harry Potter is over too. Boo. Best books that I have ever read. Didn't care for the movies that much because they just weren't as good as the books. I forgot to ask what style of ballet you teach...We do RAD at our studio and it is SO different from what I took!


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Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I want a custom portrait by her. I would proudly frame it and display it in my house as "modern art".

Sheree said...

omg your daughters pic is hysterical..she totally nailed it!
Sheree xxx

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Alien turd or not, it's still precious... a keeper for the school book.

Andrea said...

What a great artist! :) The alien turd definitely made me laugh! I love reading Ashley's blog - so glad you featured her!

Wine and Summer said...

What a great artist!! I love it!

and those earrings! I can't wait to check out Ashley's blog!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

1. Amazing portrait... I hope you are getting that bad boy framed :)
2. Ashley is such a doll! I always wanted to be a Rockette too... silly height requirement kept me from my dreams (oh and probably for me, skills too... but I'm sticking with the height excuse!)

Stephanie said...

That's an amazing likeness of you, what a talented artist!

henning love said...

i love ashley's blog she is so sweet

RichLittlePoorGirl said...

that picture is so sweet! it made me giggle!

cute blog -- lets follow ;)


Ashley said...

I laughed so, so hard when I saw this picture the other day on Twitter. So hilarious!!!

Thank you for featuring me, sweet Shanna!!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Well turd, this chic is pretty hip.

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Oh gosh that picture! I almost died when I saw it on instagram!!! Totally following Dancing with Ashley now!

Tiffany said...

Why is that not your main pic yet?!? I love it. You need to frame it.

jes @ twosmuppies said...

you are the more prettiest alien turd in the history of ever. and i bet you smell just as pretty as you look in that picture ;)

Anonymous said...

Such cute art!
Love these earrings as well : )
Love following mommy blogs as well!

Lindsay said...

An alien turd... Haha!!!

Love both you and Ashley!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha I see the resemblance ;)

keepingupwithkristen said...

Saw that picture on Instagram of your daughter's lovely artwork and it definitely made me giggle. Kids are too funny.
Love Ashley! We just emailed back and forth about our love for dance : ) She's a sweetheart.

Rach said...

Hahaha! That picture is great! Definitely made me laugh. :)

Ashley is so cute! I am with her on being so sad about Harry Potter being all over.

still being [molly] said...

hahahahahah i LOLed so hard at that!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Cute art!!